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Tri The Beloved Country - Running, Mountainbiking And Kayaking The Borders Of South Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R228
Discovery Miles 2 280
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Tri The Beloved Country - Running, Mountainbiking And Kayaking The Borders Of South Africa (Paperback)

Kim van Kets

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List price R252 Loot Price R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 You Save R24 (10%)

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What makes a working mother and average athlete decide to take on a massive physical and mental challenge to run, cycle and kayak the perimeter of South Africa, covering 6 772 km in less than five months? Kim van Kets was inspired by her desire to demonstrate to her daughter the fact that mothers are heroes too. She was able to justify the 'time-out' after having built up a credit balance of 150 days owed to her by her adventurer husband. Her story is a positive and enthusiastic 'off the beaten track' South African adventure and is amusing, anecdotal and inspiring.

It tells of the physical and mental challenges of the journey but focuses on stories surrounding the people and places she encountered along the way, including those of the ancient Kalahari farmer who pronounced her to be a 'Ramkat' and the Nama goatherd who seemed doubtful about her gender and anxious to be rid of her. The book is also a wonderful South African travelogue and is studded with nuggets of history and fascinating trivia about the plants, animals, characters and places as well as brief summaries of important life lessons the journey highlighted for the author.

It will leave the reader feeling upbeat, inspired and eager to explore the splendour of the beloved country and its people.

General

Imprint: Jacana Media
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: 2015
Authors: Kim van Kets
Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 142
ISBN-13: 978-1-4314-2134-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
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LSN: 1-4314-2134-0
Barcode: 9781431421343

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